Jeniffer Raymundo, Writer
May 8, 2012
Filed under Blogs
The insanely famous SAT test is coming up, and I plan to take it on June 2. I am highly upset about the fact that I have to take this test. Passing it with a high score is very hard, if not impossible, in my opinion. I want to get a good score on this test, but I believe that it is not going to be an easy task. The test itself already has me stressing.
The test is extremely long, a couple of hours long. I don’t like sitting in a room taking the same test for hours. It seems overwhelmingly boring. The fact that it starts so early also has me stressing. What if I don’t have time to eat before going? What if I oversleep? What if I can’t make it to the location test day? All these things have me going crazy! Ever since I signed up, I have been asking myself tons of questions.
I planned to take the SAT in May, but that plan did not turn out so successful. I missed the deadline, so I couldn’t sign up. The deadline just slipped away so quickly. I had no other choice but to wait. Now, the deadline for the June SAT is quickly approaching, but I made sure that I signed up for this one. Mr. Carney, my English teacher, says that June is the perfect time to take the SAT. He is so serious about it that he is offering extra credit for students who show proof that they will be taking the SAT on June 2, 2012.
I hear that it’s not such a good idea to take the test when we get back from summer vacation. Students’ minds get cold over the summer, education-wise, and they don’t remember anything until their minds are “refreshed” during some type of review. Yet, even though students are “refreshed,” it’s not guaranteed that they will remember everything that they have been taught to prepare for this test. A lot of previously learned concepts will look like a foreign language to many students. I say this because it has happened to me before.
I thought that Randallstown was administering this SAT, but it turned out that it wasn’t. Instead, the only two locations left administering the test at the time of my registration where Woodlawn and the Park School. Considering that I have never been to either school and had no idea where either of them were located, I was kind of upset. I heard that McDonough was administering the test as well, but when I went to sign up, there were no seats left at McDonough. That was a bummer to me as well, because I did have my hopes up. In the end, I did manage to find a spot.
Mr. Carney will be giving us SAT prep literature after the AP exam is over. After the AP exam, it’s all about the SAT. Everyone makes a big deal about this test, so I want to do really well on it. A good score guarantees a better shot at getting into the university of my choice, and since I am college bound, this is really important to me. I have to start preparing now, and so I will. I am hoping that everything goes well the day of the test. Wish me luck!